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Tim Hightower still drawing some interest

Tim Hightower AP

The Redskins weren’t exactly threadbare at running back, and then they drafted a pair.

But they still might have some interest in bringing back Tim Hightower, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, who says the Giants have inquired as well.

Hightower tore his ACL in 2011, and was cut in the preseason last year when his knee was slow to recover.

The Giants offer the easier path to a roster spot, after cutting Ahmad Bradshaw to leave the running to David Wilson and Andre Brown, though it seems their interest has been rumored for months, and nothing has come of it.

If Hightower is well, he’s an experienced back who is good as a pass-protector, and that always has value. But while he’s been two years removed from the game as a regular, a new crop of younger and cheaper alternatives have arrived.

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6 Responses to “Tim Hightower still drawing some interest”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: May 16, 2013 12:05 PM

    Once your associated with the Washington Redskins, desire is staunched in you. Unfortuately, once one departs DC, it means your best days are behind you. #BurgundyandGoldStandard

  2. u4iadman says: May 16, 2013 12:41 PM

    Another backup to McFadden would be wise also.

  3. bobby2478 says: May 16, 2013 12:57 PM

    I’m surprised he hasn’t gotten a more serious look. He’s still young, has proven he can be a productive and reliable asset in the backfield, and he won’t break the bank either.

    Considering he can catch passes and is also great in pass protection further adds to the mystery why he hasn’t gotten a look recently.

    Makes you wonder once a player is passed over by a team for any reason, if they are “blacklisted” and then ignored by other teams. While his ACL may have been not ready last year, his knee has to be ready by now after another year to let it heal.

    He could even be a good option for the Vikings if they decide to trade or not extend Gerhart. There are lots of teams though that could use him I think.

  4. jrebar88 says: May 16, 2013 1:31 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    May 16, 2013 12:05 PM
    Once your associated with the Washington Redskins, desire is staunched in you. Unfortuately, once one departs DC, it means your best days are behind you. #BurgundyandGoldStandard
    ____________________

    Champ Bailey.

  5. rubicon202 says: May 16, 2013 1:35 PM

    back up to McFadden highly doubt, with Rashard Jennings (CAR) and drafting Murray a kid who is looking very good for the #2 spot…Giants make sense…

  6. walter0247 says: May 17, 2013 7:17 AM

    @jrebar88

    still the worst move Joe Gibbs has made in his career.

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